Thomas J. Vilsack
Secretary, United States Department of Agriculture
Tom Vilsack serves as the Nation's 30th Secretary of Agriculture. As leader of the Department of Agriculture, Vilsack is working to strengthen the agricultural economy, build vibrant rural communities and create new markets for the innovation of rural America. Vilsack has worked to implement the President's agenda, putting Americans back to work and creating a lasting economy. As chair of White House Rural Council, Vilsack is strengthening services for rural businesses and entrepreneurs. Prior to his appointment, Vilsack served two terms as the Governor of Iowa, in the Iowa State Senate, and as the mayor of Mt. Pleasant, Iowa.